Wow. that is exactly what is happening to me, its driving me mad (in a very literal sense) to the point of me getting a pychiatrist to give me 2 bottles of Ambien (i'm 21, healthy). Given the opportunity, i can easily stay awake ALL day and night, and never feel tired. So each night, i wind up going to bed progressively later, and then either A. skip class the next morning because i have had 3hrs of sleep. or B. Sleep till i wake up on my own (5pm) and then be absolutely screwed for the next night's sleep schedule, since i'll have only been awake for 8hrs before i have to sleep again.
I do not feel that i am over training because other than sleeping, i'm relaxing or eating. This problem occured even before i discovered the Holy grail of T-Nation programs. I do train very heavy now doing the Westside template, repeating every 7 days (4 on, 3 off).
I seem way to energetic when i should be tired (come 3am) but then when i wake up, i feel like death and could sleep 14hrs. I've heard all the quick fixes and alterations using light, background sound, not eating before bed, removing the shacker, etc.
I KNOW Ambien is not the way and i should just use it as a very temporary solution, but i am out of ideas. If i leave my self exausted by not napping, the process will STILL happen, since i get so revved up when its late. I can not continue this nocturnal lifestyle, as it is killing my grades and lifting.